My commitment to myself expressed publicly

So here is what I have shared with friends:

“Ok – so I only have to explain this once – pay attention 🙂

I am about to start nanowrimo 2014. What is it? – read this – http://nanowrimo.org/about

So as of tonight at midnight, I will be trying to write 50k words in a month, for fun. And until November 30th at Midnight you may not see me, except having me bitch and moan on here. Yes, pretty much the same as now. :p

I will only have time for work – if any materialises – sleep (yeah right) and the briefest random socialising – which will entirely depend on how ‘on target’ I am, with how many words I’ve written, how much work I have to do, and how good I feel about not being voluntarily shackled to my computer.

It’s not because I don’t like you. It’s not because I don’t want to see you. It’s not even that I think this will be a serious work of literature – although that would be a bonus. It’s just that I have to do this. I was thwarted in my last three almost attempts to do it, by work / life and illness. But I’ve not been able to find the time to do this since I last won it in 2009! – and that sh*t ain’t right!

This is about me proving I can do it, simply because I want to prove it.

So please understand, please don’t be upset if you invite me to do something and I respond with ‘Perhaps’. Please just accept that it’s another weird thing that a ginger weirdo HAS TO DO.

Thanks for reading. Now move along.”

So what’s your commitment to your creative endeavours? Do you share them in a public forum, in order to force yourself to act upon them and see them through? If not, perhaps you may want to consider it.

  • Set a challenge.
  • Share that challenge.
  • Complete the challenge.
  • Win the respect of… you!